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Statistics showing the percentage of people with different work schedules. Fifty-six point six percent work full time; twelve point six percent work part-time; four point six percent are self-employed; nine point nine percent are full-time students; and two percent are retired.
Who takes online courses? Seventy-eight percent female; twenty percent male; two percent other. Thirty-three percent live with children.
Why our students choose to learn online vs. on campus. Reasons include the following (from biggest to smallest): work schedule; family responsibilities; preference for online learning environment; distance to campus; and health reasons.
Why online students chose Queen's. Reasons include (from biggest to smallest): Queen's quality reputation; course and program availability; flexibility and course format; employer pays to further education; Canadian and local institution.
Statistics showing the percentage of people with different educational backgrounds. Forty-eight percent have a college diploma or trade, technical, vocational training; twenty-one percent have some college credit with no degree; eleven percent have a Bachelor's Degree; ten percent have high school or equivalent; six percent have a Master's Degree; three percent have a Professional Degree; one percent have some high school with no diploma and less than one percent have a Doctorate Degree or no schooling.
Why Arts and Science Online students are continuing their education. Twenty-six percent are finishing or updrading their degrees; seventeen percent are taking courses out of interest; eighteen percent are advancing their current job; thirty-six percent are supporting a career change; and two percent are completing their pre-requisites.
Chart of Queen's Arts and Science Online student ages. The average age for Arts and Science Online students is thirty-three years old.

Read About Our Students

Annic Lavertu Queen's online student

Annic Lavertu

Courses taken: FILM 260: Digital Media theory and trends

Take a moment to introduce yourself

Originally a business owner of a Communications Firm in Montreal, I live in Kingston now with my family.
Queen's online student Erica Gough leaning against a wall with textbooks

Erica Gough

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Take a moment to introduce yourself

I am a student and an artist, currently living in Kingston. I am originally from Smiths Falls which is where I spent my life until I left for college when I was 17. From there I went to...
David Laflamme

David Laflamme

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

How did you find the experience using technology to access classes?

I found the upgrading of skill level for course computer work to be manageable, especially as I became more proficient at making documents in the Word...
Brittany Lovelock

Brittany Lovelock

Courses taken: FILM 240, 260, FREN P16, P17, MUSC 171, PHAR 100, WRIT 125. SOC 122A and SOC 122N

How did you find the experience using technology to accesses classes?

I found accessing my courses online was very simple. It’s nice to be able to work through a course on my own time while working full-time.
Nur Kanaan

Nur Kanaan

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

After being away from school for around 10 years it was difficult to get back into a study routine. The first online course was challenging. I was juggling...

Carrie Dean

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Take a moment to introduce yourself – what you do/where you live/family/how long have you been working, etc.?

I am currently living in Brockville, working full time as a clinical secretary for The Royal. I have been...
Online student with puppy

Robin McKenzie Haines

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

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Owner/Operator of professional breeding/boarding kennel. Mother of three adult children.
student Donovan Gopaul playing guitare

Donovan Gopaul

Degree pursued: Religious Studies

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

To upload myself to the cloud.
Queen's Online student James Hazlett

James Daniel Hazlett

Degree pursued: Interest student, Applying into Hon. BSci economics

How did you hear about Queen’s online options, and what made you choose Queen’s?

A high-school teacher actually recommending starting as an interest student. Queens was close and alumni from my family indicated the value of...
Holly Picard - online student - with her kids

Holly Picard

Courses taken: HIST260

Would you recommend online learning to others? Why/why not?

I would absolutely recommend online learning to others. It provides an option for people who work during the day to take some of their spare time to work on career...
Tammy Flores - Queen's BA student online

Tammy Flores

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)
Courses taken: A Writing course, Devs 100 and Econ 112 so far.

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

Right now I am hoping to pass, but in the future I would like to get more involved in Citizenship and Immigration or NGO's working on corruption issues. I...
Queen's online student Mark on motorcycle

Mark Leonard Reaume

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

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My name is Mark Leonard Reaume, I live in northern Ontario and work as a computer engineer for the provincial government. I previously studied fine art at the Ontario College of Art in...
Queen's Arts and Science Online student Nathalie Trudel and her family

Nathalie Trudel

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

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As a globetrotter, I've travelled the world from 2004, and have recently settled in South Korea.

Mercedes Samuel

Degree pursued: Earned BA Global Development Studies, 2018

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

Start by making a list of everything you want to get out of your online degree. Write it down and never stray from it because it will keep you on the right...

Brittnay Boomhower

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

How did you hear about Queen’s online options, and what made you choose Queen’s?

I did a lot of research before selecting my online program – Queen’s Distance Studies had exactly what I was looking for; an interesting...

Balamane Saad

Courses taken: PHAR 100, PHGY 170, PHAR 270, BCHM 270, MICR 270

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

I want to apply to MD/PhD program here at Queen's university after I finish my 90 credits.